Opiate Addiction and Opiate Detox Facts and Effects

Withdrawal symptoms can last anywhere from 3-7 days in extreme cases, and make it virtually impossible to function normally

Opiate addiction is an issue that plagues many individuals yet the resources for help in getting away from the addiction seem to be few and far between even in the most populated of areas. Opiate addiction is perhaps one of the most difficult to break next to alcohol and the withdrawal symptoms are terrible to endure. They include sweating, shaking, and shortness of breath, dizziness, weakness, extreme nerve and muscle sensitivity mimicking that of the flu, vomiting, and diarrhea among some others. Withdrawal symptoms can last anywhere from 3-7 days in extreme cases, and make it virtually impossible to function normally or have any motivation, which is why getting help to get through them is so crucial compared to other drugs like Marijuana that have a lot fewer repercussions associated with coming off of them.

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As you can see opiate detox is not easy to deal with on your own if you’ve never experienced it. It’s rather hard to fathom how miserable it truly is unless you’ve gone through it. It’s really nothing you would even wish on an enemy it’s that severe. The best option for relief from opiate withdrawal is an MAOI inhibitor known as seboxin. It actually blocks the opiates from reacting in your system and inhibits them from reacting as they normally would while at the same time acting like a mock opiate to deter withdrawals from affecting you.

You feel perfectly normal, and have no withdrawal experiences while off the actual opiates. The problem with this treatment is that the drug is highly governmentally regulated, and it’s very difficult to find a doctor that is approved and willing to prescribe the drug. It’s actually easier to find methadone which is a very strong drug that’s even more potent than heroin! Once on that, it’s something you have to take for the rest of your life in most cases as well! That’s why we’re writing this is to help those of you get the resources you need to get help with your opiate addiction, and not have to suffer through the withdrawals. We know what it’s like, and it’s not fun.

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Heroin needle Wikimedia Commons

Heroin is the most commonly used street opiate drug along with pharmaceuticals such as Vicodin, Percocet and oxycontin. The effects include increased heart rate, energy, motivation, dizziness, nauseousness, sleepiness, snoring, excess sleep needed, vomiting, constipation as well as others depending on the amount taken. It can be smoked or shot through a needle in your veins (mainlining). Mainlining the drug is very dangerous and has been the cause of many famous individuals’ deaths such as Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols.

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Poppy flower

These are the cold hard heroin facts and effects. Many first get involved with the drug by being duped into believing it is merely Opium a natural derivative from the poppy flower, but it really never is. True opium in most cases is actually stronger as heroin is cut down and not as potent. It’s this cut that adds to the toxicity of the heroin. If taken in excess you can cease breathing in your sleep which leads to death. This is precisely why it’s vital to get the help you need when you need it, because otherwise you just have to keep going back for more even if you want to quit. It’s both a dangerous and costly lifestyle. One ounce of heroin is going to cost you around $270, and for the heavy user that will not even last one person a week!

Source by Gabriel Killian

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